THE PREMIER LEAGUE is the most entertaining as a product, that football has to offer on a regularly. Football's top stars all vie for the attention of the heads of the 20 member clubs. It wasn't so long ago that English football had to re-vamp its offering to cement its long-term future. The lure of the lira made Italy the place of choice for the game's big names. Lucrative television and media deals mean the Premier League can compete with any when it comes to profile, status and money.
STAR PERFORMANCE: Marsilles's Chris Waddle is swamped by the press